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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 4, 2010 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Here’s a little tune that you can join in (Dead-related slightly)

There was a recent thread about what else do ya listen to and how much. It has made me stop and re-examine my music collection. I’ve bought multi-hundreds of CDs over the years, not to mention all the records that I never replaced, but I’ve sort of pushed them into the back of my mind for years. Now I’m starting to revisit them and it’s been interesting to compare my current feelings to what I felt then—then being the 60’s.

One thing for sure, I still think Traffic was one of greatest bands of all time. I have always had a pantheon of jam bands from then: Dead/Allmans/Derek and the D’s. Now I remember that Traffic really belongs there too. I just didn’t know the word, ‘jam’, in those days. So, I was a Traffic head long before the Boys came into my life. In many ways, they were like the Brit version of the Dead. Living together in a little countryside cottage when they first got started and writing and jamming. This morning I listened to ‘Traffic’, their second disc, in my car. IMHO, it is one of those perfect records of the time. Two great voices, multiple great writers, two great lead guitarists, and a crazy reed player. That’s what this record reflects in all its psychedelic glory and I give it a Cliff-rating of 99+. I saw them four times, and the one scene I remember best is when the lights would go blue, they would just stand facing each other playing, and time would stand still. Sounds familiar, huh? Does anyone know of any shows where Traffic sat in? In the earlier years? Does anyone remember them like I do?

And , in the spirit of WT’s thread today, I also nominate Traffic’s wayward member, Dave Mason’s, first solo record as one of those perfect first moments. Why he couldn’t maintain his star, I don’t know, but this album is similar in many ways to David Crosby’s solo record. Beautiful songs, soulful singing, and great guitar playing. For you young uns, whenever those class rock stations had surveys about the greatest guitar solos of all times, this album contains the solo that almost always came in the top three. Dave Mason was another slow guitar master who could wah-wah with the best. Anyhow, enough rambling for now.

“If for just one moment you could step outside your mind
And float across the ceiling, I don't think the folks would mind”







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Poster: snori Date: Oct 5, 2010 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here’s a little tune that you can join in (Dead-related slightly)

I saw them at about the same time this vid was shot. It was at a free festival on a disused airfield called Watchfield in central southern England. For part of the time Viv Stanshall (of the much-loved Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) was on stage with them urging the 'sacks of potatoes' (ie the seated audience) to 'get up and boogie'. Fun evening. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnPQSBB6BoY&;feature=related

This post was modified by snori on 2010-10-05 15:26:43

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 5, 2010 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here’s a little tune that you can join in (Dead-related slightly)

Ask William Tell if this show is worth your time - a pair of guys taking care of some unfinished business:

Onetime Blind Faith band mates Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood will join each other on stage once again. After some February 2008 performances at Madison Square Garden (I went to the last night of those 3), the pair toured together in 2009 and then shared some moments at this year’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. Now, Winwood and Clapton will appear together again for two nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 26 and 27 with additional shows always possible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT-SFgkVlno&;feature=related

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Poster: snori Date: Oct 5, 2010 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here’s a little tune that you can join in (Dead-related slightly)

A film from the MSG was shown on TV here a while back, and I believe there is a DVD release. That clip made me want to investigate further - good stuff.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Oct 4, 2010 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here’s a little tune that you can join in (Dead-related slightly)

I remember them - had a couple discs back in the day. Never got to see them, but their sound was very unusual for its time. Very mellow groove.

The sound that you're hearing is only the sound of...

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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 4, 2010 1:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here’s a little tune that you can join in (Dead-related slightly)

I am with you on this one. Dave Mason wrote some terrific tunes. Alone Together and Headkeeper were especially good records. Had all the Traffic albums way back when (mid 70s), and today have them all on cd. Used to listen to them, especially Low Spark and John Barleycorn over and over. And Welcome to the Canteen, when Dave joined in again. Never had the chance to see them, but did catch a great Dave Mason show many years ago in Central Park. I think his hit at that time was ‘We just disagree’, but the set was rocking. I play the Very Best of Dave Mason album at work sometimes, and as you might expect, everyone usually thinks that Joe Cocker wrote ‘Feelin’ Alright.’ Remember that live Delaney and Bonnie album with Dave and Clapton? Good stuff, glad you brought it up.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Oct 4, 2010 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here’s a little tune that you can join in (Dead-related slightly)

and som electric stuff>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EOxy3TF3OY&;feature=related

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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 4, 2010 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here’s a little tune that you can join in (Dead-related slightly)

Cool stuff - you set me off on a quite nice youtube expedition. Both those songs you linked were on the album (On Tour w/Eric Clapton) and they also did Dave Mason’s ‘Only You Know and I Know’. I loved the sound of that all-star band. George Harrison joined in sometimes under the pseudonym L'Angelo Misterioso. I see that Rhino has a four disc/52 track box set from that tour(s) for $80, but I can’t afford that.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Oct 6, 2010 7:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here’s a little tune that you can join in (Dead-related slightly)

hi vapors here's a link for D&B&Friends disc-1 of the new box set.http://www.fileserve.com/file/h36WQGu looks like the set was recorded 12-1-1969 royal albert hall http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaney_%26_Bonnie

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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 6, 2010 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here’s a little tune that you can join in (Dead-related slightly)

Thank you so much my friend. I would never have found that. Listening to it now – I have a copy of the lp on an ancient cassette that is pretty murky. This is a good moment, you should know how sweet it is, I’m going to make a copy for my brother.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 4, 2010 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here’s a little tune that you can join in (Dead-related slightly)

Thanks. You're keeping me hopping today.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Oct 4, 2010 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here’s a little tune that you can join in (Dead-related slightly)

here's a vid vapors of delaney-n-bonnie and friends w/dave mason http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir2eAEhtXvE&;feature=related

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